The Honey Pot Bee: February
Oooh la la la, Glitterati, it is time! February is now amongst us, which means the unveiling of this month’s The Honey Pot Bee quilt block tutorials! Some of you have been clamouring for these for weeks, while others of you just scraped in with finishing your January blocks yesterday. Trust me, I’m watching everything! Oh but do remember, this is your bee, your blocks, your quilt, so you can make what you like, when you like it!
This month will have some extra special goodies sprinkled throughout. Don’t you love surprises!? So that you don’t miss out, I’d suggest you follow me on Instagram (molli_sparkles), join the Facebook group, and/or keep your eyes peeled on the blog. (It might not hurt to be following the Queens below either, ahem, ahem.) As always, please use MolliSparkles.com as your main source of information, as it will get updated first. At the top of the page I’ve created a drop down menu where you can easily find links to all of the old posts.
Our two members of royalty for February are Fiona from Living Cloth and Adrianne from On the Windy Side. You can read all about their blocks below. I will tell you now that I’ve already made both blocks, and they allow for a lot of creativity. Follow their patterns exactly, or use them as a jumping off point to unleash your inner creative diva! I’ll be sure to show you my blocks over the next few days to give you some further inspiration.
Here’s what Fiona from Living Cloth had to say about her block:
Hi! I’m Fi from Living Cloth, my fledgling quilt pattern business and blog. I haven’t been quilting long, only about 2-3 years, even though I made my first quilt 17 years ago (I know because it has a label!). The in-between years were taken up with raising 2 gorgeous kids & having my hands buried deep in wool – felting & spinning & natural dyeing. I have always had a great love of colour and textiles, but it was when I started working at an online fabric shop that my passion for quilting was reignited. Handling the gorgeous fabrics and being surrounded by the riot of colour and pattern every day quickly got the cobwebs blown off my sewing machine. I was hooked! I love the tactile texture of the dense quilting on contemporary quilts as this creates another element to the design. I also like to add another layer of texture and interest with some free hand quilting (what I like to call my hand quilting – its a bit like stream of consciousness writing but with a needle & thread). It wasn’t long before Living Cloth was born. I hope you enjoy creating my Star Kisses Block for The Honey Pot Bee!
Here’s what Adrianne from On the Windy Side had to say about her block:
Hi! I’m Adrianne! I blog (sporadically) at On the Windy Side, and you can find me more often on Instagram as @adrianneonthewindyside. I designed the block I’ve chosen for The Honey Pot Bee as a block of the month for my local quilt guild. I thought it would be great for this bee because it’s simple, fun, and infinitely customisable. I hope you enjoy making the Quilter’s Pantry Block, and I can’t wait to see what the quilter’s of The Honey Pot Bee have in their pantries!
Finally, one last thing. Over on the sidebar of the site, I’ve created a blog button with grab code if you are so inclined to put the button on your own blog. This is in no way a requirement, but feel free to stick it wherever you like. Ow! Or if all that code has got you talking like Beaker from the Muppets, just save the button below as an image and insert it into your blog posts. I hope you go wild with these new blocks, and I am so enthused to see how you interpret them!